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    Where Are All of the Women Politicians?

    Where Are All of the Women Politicians?
    Women are more visible in the political realm than ever before: Sarah Palin, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton have all made it to the top of their profession. To a casual observer, it may seem as though American women are breaking the proverbial glass ceiling. They’re not. Despite our status as the world’s premier democracy, the United States ranks 74th in ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Obama Signing Student Loan Reform in Virginia

    Obama Signing Student Loan Reform in Virginia
    WASHINGTON — Finalizing two major pieces of his agenda, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sealed his health care overhaul and made the government the primary lender to students by cutting banks out of the process. Both domestic priorities came in one bill, pushed through by Democrats in the House and Senate and signed into law by a beaming president. The new ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    How Health Care Impacts Charities

    How Health Care Impacts Charities
    As we begin to make sense of Congress' sweeping overhaul of health care on Sunday, one thing is certain -- all Americans and businesses will be impacted by the legislation in one way or other. Even charities both large and small must prepare for the change that will come. Indeed, The Chronicle of Philanthropy explained on Monday what effect the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Charity CEO Pay Questioned: Senators Want Answers Over Nonprofit Leader's $1M Compensation

    Charity CEO Pay Questioned: Senators Want Answers Over Nonprofit Leader's $1M Compensation
    WASHINGTON — A group of Republican senators is questioning high salaries and expensive travel bills for executives at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, raising issues that could jeopardize millions in federal funding for the national charity. The four senators said they were concerned that the chief executive of a charity that has been closing local clubs for lack of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    The Pros and Cons of Switch to Nonprofit Realm

    The Pros and Cons of Switch to Nonprofit Realm
    The poor job market has led many job seekers to be creative, seeking work in fields they may not have explored before. But for those who believe moving from a for-profit arena into the nonprofit world may give them more options, the transition may not be that easy. "I think many nonprofits are using more management techniques found in the business ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    House passes jobs bill despite doubts

    House passes jobs bill despite doubts
    WASHINGTON – Despite doubts among many lawmakers that it will create many jobs, the House on Thursday passed legislation giving companies that hire the jobless a temporary payroll tax break. The measure passed 217-201 on a mostly party-line vote. The bill also extends federal highway programs through the end of the year. Some Democrats feel the approximately $35 billion jobs bill ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Chicago nursing home wants nonprofit to take over

    Chicago nursing home wants nonprofit to take over
    CHICAGO — The owners of a troubled Chicago nursing home say they want to sell or lease the building to a nonprofit that could run it as a mental illness treatment center — a move quickly criticized by advocates of supportive housing. A nonprofit organization could develop a "state-of-the-art" facility for the treatment of mental illness, Somerset Place administrator Nathan Langsner ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Program helps build careers in construction

    Program helps build careers in construction
    Kevin Fintak wants a career that will last. He thought he had one as a carpenter building residential homes, but last year, after nine years on the job, he was laid off - among the many casualties of a worsening economy. Now, Fintak sees roads as the answer. "There is always going to be road work in the future," said ...
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    $25M Set Aside for Appalachian Housing

    $25M Set Aside for Appalachian Housing
    A Kentucky-based nonprofit group will help low-income home buyers tap into $25 million in federal funding set aside for four central Appalachian states. The Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises in Berea, Ky., said the arrangement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture is the first of its kind in the nation. "The need for housing is pretty awesome in this region," said ...
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    Senate inaction jeopardized unemployment benefits

    Senate inaction jeopardized unemployment benefits
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate failed Friday to extend programs for laid-off workers, jeopardizing unemployment benefits scheduled to expire over the weekend. The benefits are part of a larger package of government programs, from highway funding to loans for small businesses, set to expire Sunday because senators couldn't agree on how to pay to keep them going. The House passed a bill ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Reid seeks extension of jobless aid

    Reid seeks extension of jobless aid
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Majority Leader Harry Reid is pressing to extend unemployment benefits and health insurance subsidies for the jobless through December as he and Republicans try to figure out a way to clear the Senate's plate of business left over from last year. Reid also hopes to keep helping cash-strapped states with their Medicaid budgets, he said Tuesday on the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nonprofit groups hang by thread waiting for state funds

    Nonprofit groups hang by thread waiting for state funds
    David Terrazino had tried everything he could think of to keep Youth Crossroads afloat, but with payday less than 24 hours away, all he could do was hope for a miracle — that the state of Illinois would actually pay its bills. The Berwyn organization, which counsels troubled young people, gets about half of its $700,000 budget from the state. But ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Private Colleges Aim to Rein In Loan-Free Financial Aid

    Private Colleges Aim to Rein In Loan-Free Financial Aid
    In the last year, the nation's private colleges have laid off staff, shelved construction projects, slashed sports teams and turned down thermostats to cut costs. But student financial aid has kept flowing. Now the weak economy is forcing some institutions to limit their generosity after many of them doubled or even tripled financial aid over the last decade to attract more ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Obama report: 95,000 jobs to come each month

    Obama report: 95,000 jobs to come each month
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is likely to average 95,000 more jobs each month this year, while personal savings will remain high as credit remains tight, according to a White House report released Thursday. The Council of Economic Advisers also trumpeted the $787 billion economic stimulus package, which it said has saved or created about 2 million jobs. In ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Obama Ask Black Organization Leaders for Input on Jobless

    Obama Ask Black Organization Leaders for Input on Jobless
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama and three prominent African-American leaders grappled Wednesday with how to improve economic opportunities for blacks, whose joblessness looms well above the national average and is nearly twice that of whites. On a day of treacherous weather in Washington, Obama kept his scheduled meeting with Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP; Marc Morial, president and CEO of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    PROMISES, PROMISES: Jobs bill won't add many jobs

    PROMISES, PROMISES: Jobs bill won't add many jobs
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- It sounds great: A big jobs bill that would hand President Barack Obama a badly needed victory and please Republicans with tax cuts at the same time. But there's a problem: It won't actually create many jobs. Even the Obama administration acknowledges the legislation's centerpiece - a tax cut for businesses that hire unemployed workers - would work ...
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    Increased Need for College Food Banks

    Increased Need for College Food Banks
    ALLENDALE, Mich. (Detroit Free Press)--They aren't places where you'd expect to find food pantries, available to help those people stretching to make ends meet. But at Michigan State University, there has been a 25% increase since 2008 in the number of students who visit its student-run food bank. Grand Valley State University opened a food pantry in April to help students ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    January unemployment rate drops to 9.7 percent

    January unemployment rate drops to 9.7 percent
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The outlook for jobs became a bit less bleak with January's unexpected decline in the unemployment rate, which fell to 9.7 percent from 10 percent as more people said they had jobs. Still, Friday's unemployment report showed just how deep the job crisis remains. The government now estimates 8.4 million jobs vanished in the Great Recession, and economists ...
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    Obama's Budget Proposal Will Slow Down Fundraising and Donations for Nonprofits

    Obama's Budget Proposal Will Slow Down Fundraising and Donations for Nonprofits
    President Obama's budget proposals to reduce tax deductions for charitable donations and freeze discretionary spending will harm fundraising for nonprofit hospitals by thwarting giving by wealthy donors and drying up funds meant to help the poor and underinsured, according to the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy whose members direct fundraising for some 2,200 hospitals and health care systems across the U.S. and ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -4
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    A Look at Obama's 2011 Budget for Government Agencies

    A Look at Obama's 2011 Budget for Government Agencies
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's multi-trillion-dollar budget would boost spending for several government agencies while slashing the account for others. Here is an agency-by-agency glance: ---- Agency: Agriculture Spending: $148.6 billion Percentage change from 2010: 9.7 percent increase Mandatory Spending: $122.8 billion Highlights: Obama's proposed budget includes hundreds of millions of dollars in increased spending to help feed the poor ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1